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Pamper Yourself After the Seders

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Pamper Yourself After the Seders

No Comments 01 April 2010

Cocomint Foot Balm & Peppermint Foot Scrub

Shabbat Shalom;

Your Peace of the Week

by: Marissa Anteby

 

Ahhh, the count down is on. Only a little while till Shabbat. Why not pamper yourself with a body scrub?Here’s an easy body scrub that you can make right now. Here’s what you’ll need:

 

1.  1 cup of salt; it can be sea, Epsom or plain old table salt.

2.  1 cup of oil; baby, coconut, sweet almond, or even vegetable oil.

3.  6 drops of eucalyptus essential oil.

4.  4 drops peppermint essential oil.

 

(Don’t worry, you can do it without the essential oils this time. But go to a health food store during the week and buy some, so you can use them next time.)

 

• Mix the oil in to the salt. Then add the drops of essential oil.

  • Pour a spoonful of the scrub mixture on to a loofah or a washcloth. It’s ok if the salt has settled to the bottom, get that part on your spoon.
  • Apply the concoction to your skin, liberally. Don’t  scour too abrasively; salt can be harsh on delicate skin. Avoid getting the scrub on your face and neck. But feel free to spend extra time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
  • Now spoon on only the oil to your loofah or washcloth. Cover all the spots you got with the salt. Again, you could spend more time on your elbows, knees, and bottoms of feet.
  • Rinse thoroughly in the shower or bath.

You should feel invigorated. The salt exfoliates your skin and the oil softens and moisturizes it. Enjoy this while you can, because your few moments of that “Calgon take me away,”  feeling are almost over… it’ll be time to get dressed and back to reality!

 

Shabbat Shalom,

Marissa

www.embodyinc.com

 

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

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Chicken with Roasted Fennel by Mark Bittman of the NYT

No Comments 25 March 2010

I love Mark Bittmans recipes. When I saw this chicken and fennel recipe featured in his column, I knew it would be a perfect for the holiday , since all of the ingredients are easy to find, and kosher for Passover. Its also doesn’t require too many complicated steps, which is exacty what we DONT need on Passover . Roasted fennel is also one of my favorites. I can’t wait to try it.

reprint from the New York Times :

Roast Chicken With Fennel

Yield 4 servings

Time 40 minutes
Given chicken‘s tendency to become dry during cooking, I’d suggest one of two options: Use all drumsticks and thighs; these will flavor the fennel brilliantly, remain moist even if you overcook them slightly, and give you the crunchiest skin. (If you separate drumstick from thigh at the joint, a simple cut, you’ll also reduce cooking time by about 10 minutes.) Or cut up a whole chicken. If you do this, cut apart the drumsticks and thighs so they cook almost as quickly as the breast pieces. Even then, you may want to remove the breasts early to keep them from drying out.

Ingredients for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, or as needed
  • 2 bulbs fennel, trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole (about 3-pound) chicken, cut up, or about 3 pounds drumsticks and thighs
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish
  • Lemon wedges
Directions for this Kosher Recipe
  • 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Drizzle bottom of shallow roasting pan or baking sheet with about half the olive oil and cover it with a layer of the fennel. Overlap pieces if necessary but use whole pan. Drizzle remaining oil over fennel and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut up chicken if necessary and sprinkle the pieces with salt and pepper.
  • 2. Top fennel with the chicken parts, skin side up. Ideally, you’ll have a layer of fennel pretty much covered by a layer of chicken, but it’s fine if some of the fennel roasts uncovered. Spoon some of the oil from bottom of pan over chicken. Roast about 15 minutes, then baste chicken with pan drippings and rotate the pan. If necessary, adjust oven temperature so chicken browns but does not burn.
  • 3. The chicken will be done in about 30 minutes. Serve each piece with some fennel and a little of the pan juices spooned over, garnished with parsley and a lemon wedge.
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Skillet Matzoh Brei with Cinnamon, Apple, and Raisins

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Skillet Matzoh Brei with Cinnamon, Apple, and Raisins

1 Comment 21 March 2010

Recipe Ingredients

Serves 4

Directions

  1. Place matzos in a bowl, and cover with water. Place a plate on surface to keep matzos submerged. Let stand for 5 minutes, and drain. Return to bowl.
  2. Whisk eggs and salt together in a small bowl. Add to matzo. Add sugar, apple, raisins, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup oil. Gently stir until combined.
  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spread matzo mixture evenly in skillet, pressing firmly into pan. Cook, undisturbed, for 5 minutes. Carefully flip with a spatula, 1 piece at a time. (The mixture will break into 3 or 4 pieces.) Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Spoon onto serving plates. Serve hot or warm with toppings if desired.

This recipe comes from Gita Edelsburg, the mother-in-law of Monita Buchwald, recipe tester at Martha Stewart Living.

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No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

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No Mess Fish in Parchment Paper

4 Comments 20 March 2010

This gourmet- practically fat-free recipe will be a hit with your family or for entertaining on the holidays. Because you dont even need a pot, its a no-brainer for weeknights. If you use this recipe for Passover, make sure your parchment paper is marked Kosher for Passover, as some have an invisible coating of flour on top.

Recipe Ingredients:

    1. Any flat fish such as fillet of sole or dover sole.
    2. Assorted vegetables such as  cherry tomatoes, french string beans, radishes, red peppers.
    3. Kalamata olives add great flavor.
    4. Lemon zest- check out the video for tips on zesting
  • Pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil on a 12″ round piece of parchment paper and spread with a brush.
  • Place fish skin side down
  • season with salt and pepper
  • surround with vegetables
  • add lemon zest on top
  • seal pouch  beginning from end that is toward you. Watch how Adam does it!
  • Make sure its an air tight seal.
  • Place on a sheet pan in a pre-heated 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • It should be brown and puffy Enjoy!
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Kosher Contessa: Rack of Lamb Persillade

No Comments 17 March 2010

The Barefoot Contessa is one of the most talked about chefs nowadays. Her recipes are easy to do, and the end result looks as if you were slaving away in the kitchen. While many of her recipes mix dairy and meat, they can be adapted to fit our kosher lifestyle.

Rack of Lamb Persillade

Adapted from Barefoot in Paris

Persillade refers to a combination of minced fresh parsley and garlic that’s added to a dish near the end of the cooking.

Serves 4

2 racks of Lamb, Frenched

Good Olive Oil

2 teaspoons Kosher Salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cups loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, rinsed well and dried

1 tablespoon chopped garlic (about 3 cloves)

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted margarine, melted

1 cup matzoh meal crumbs

2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

1. Place both racks of lamb in a roasting pan, fat side up. Rub the tops with the olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast the lamb for ten minutes.

2. Meanwhile, place the parsley, garlic, and margarine in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until finely minced. Add the matzoh meal and lemon zest and process for a second until combined. Taste mixture and adjust seasoning if necessary.

3. Take the lamb out of the oven and quickly press the parsley mixture on top of the meat. Return immediately to the

oven and roast for another 15-20 minutes.

4. Remove lamb out of the oven and cover with aluminum foil. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes, cut in double chops, and serve.

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